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The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Greenwich Theatre – Review

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Pros: Interesting staging, combined with well-rehearsed choreography and movement. Cons: A tad confusing at times and doesn’t work hard enough to fulfil Brecht’s wish of making the audience think. Brechtian theatre is difficult, both in meaning and in staging, so any company that chooses to tackle the challenges that come with this playwright and practitioner’s work, should be commended. If you are not familiar with Bertolt Brecht’s “epic” theatre then you may, at points, wonder what on earth is going on. Particularly ...

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The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Minerva Theatre, Chichester

Bertolt Brecht, translation by George TaboriDirected by Jonathan Church★★★★ Pros: A really fantastic lead with excellent supporting performances! It’s Brecht. Cons: A little draggy in places. It’s Brecht. Our Verdict: Chichester is always worth a visit, and this is a good all-round production! Courtesy of Tristram Kenton for the Guardian I know the Brecht basics, and I know about the silent scream in Mother Courage, but I’ve never seen a Brecht play in a theatre before. This left me somewhat ...

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The Dark Room, New Diorama Theatre

Written & Directed by David Byrne ★★★★ Pros: An excellent adaptation, some great performances and fantastic direction make this a cohesive and slick piece of work. Cons: Slightly variable individual performances in places, but this is a minor gripe. Our Verdict: A fantastic show from a superb creative team. Definitely worth seeking out, better than many things on the West End and cheaper by miles. Courtesy of Richard Davenport After the success of our last outing to the New Diorama ...

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